Job Details

Term Law Clerk

Company name

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Organization Type


Job Type

Judicial Clerkship

Date Last Verified

Jan 11, 2021

Valid Through

Apr 26, 2021

Posted on

Jun 22, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 66256 to 122766 Annually

Years of Experience

10-13 yrs required


Columbus, OH, United States

Employment Type



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Term Law Clerk
Duties: Reviewing and processing of proposed orders and other bankruptcy case documents to determine issues involved and compliance with legal and procedural requirements; Researching and drafting opinions and orders, including proofreading and cite-checking; Assisting with chambers administrative duties including answering telephone; advising appropriate court personnel and parties on the status of particular cases; and assisting the judge during courtroom proceedings; Working with chambers and supervisors to resolve case management issues; and Communicating with attorneys, trustees and creditors.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify for the position of law clerk on the personal staff of a federal judge, must be a law school graduate (or be certified as having completed all law school studies and requirements and merely awaiting conferment of degree) from a law school of recognized standing, and preferably have demonstrated one of the following accomplishments or proficiencies: Standing within the upper third of the law school class from a law school on the approved list of either the American Bar Association or the Association of American Law Schools; Experience on the editorial board of a law review of such a school; Graduation from such a school with an LLM degree; or Proficiency in legal studies that, in the opinion of the judge, is the equivalent of one of the above. Some examples of criteria that are considered to be acceptable as equivalent include: Publication of a noteworthy article in a law school student publication or other scholarly publication; Special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, such as election to the Order of the Coif; Winning of a moot court competition or membership on a moot court team that represents the law school in competition with other law schools; Participation, other than for academic credit, in a clinical program sanctioned by the law school; Summer experience as a law clerk to a state or local judge or law clerk experience on a continuing basis in a private firm while attending school, i.e., working one’s way through law school.
Legal work experience is progressively responsible experience in the practice of law, in legal research, legal administration, or equivalent experience received after graduation from law school. Major or substantial legal activities while on military duty may be credited, on a month-for-month basis whether before or after graduation, but not to exceed 1 year if before graduation from law school. Please note that appointment to a JSP-12 or above requires that the candidate be a member of the bar of a state, territory or federal court of general jurisdiction with 10-13 years' experience.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Have an interest in bankruptcy law; Possess excellent written and oral communication, proof reading and administrative skills; Have strong organizational and analytical skills; Demonstrate attention to detail; Have the ability to relate and work well with others in a small chambers group and maintain good rapport with the clerk’s office staff and the bar. Possess maturity, good judgment, high ethical standards, a strong work ethic and a positive work attitude; Have the ability to multitask and consistently meet deadlines and targeted goals; Possess excellent computer proficiency, including computer-assisted research skills and theability to learn the court’s software programs, toggle between various open software programs, and work with electronic files and folders. Must be highly skilled in legal research and writing, and must be able to use Westlaw, Word Perfect/Word, Outlook, PowerPoint or comparable products. Maintain confidentiality.

Additional info

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2020-01. Send cover letter, Law School Transcripts and Writing Sample

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
170 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215